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PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE CAREERS, 3RD EDITION familiarizes students in Allied Health programs with essential math processes using real-life examples and straightforward instruction. Using a word problem format, this text starts with simple examples and progresses to complex paradigms to ensure students are engaged throughout each chapter. In addition to basic applications with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, problems involving medications, intravenous solutions, and other emulsions information are also featured on common graphs, charts, and gauges. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Practical Problems In Mathematics For Health Science Careers, 3rd Edition provides a strong foundation in the essential math processes used in all areas of health care.

Author Biography

Louise Simmers received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education degree from Kent State University. She has worked as a public health, medical-surgical, and coronary care nurse, and as an instructor of Practical Nursing, Diversified Health Occupations, and Anatomy and Physiology. Louise has received the Vocational Educator of the Year award and the Diversified Health Occupations Instructor of the Year Award for the state of Ohio. Karen Simmers-Nartker graduated from Kent State University, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been employed as a telemetry step-down, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, and neurological intensive care nurse. She is currently employed as a shift coordinator in an open-heart intensive care unit. She has obtained certification from the Emergency Nurses Association for the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and from the American Heart Association for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Sharon Simmers-Kobelak graduated from Miami University, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She is currently employed in the educational publishing industry as a Career Account Manager. In this position, she assists instructors at private career schools to find appropriate materials for classroom instruction. Sharon also provides inservice training for instructors on how to utilize the instructor and student resources in the most productive manner.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Whole Numbers
Addition of Whole Numbersp. 2
Subtraction of Whole Numbersp. 8
Multiplication of Whole Numbersp. 14
Division of Whole Numbersp. 20
Combined Operations with Whole Numbersp. 26
Common Fractions
Addition of Common Fractionsp. 36
Subtraction of Common Fractionsp. 45
Multiplication of Common Fractionsp. 52
Division of Common Fractionsp. 59
Combined Operations with Common Fractionsp. 65
Decimal Fractions
Addition of Decimal Fractionsp. 74
Subtraction of Decimal Fractionsp. 81
Multiplication of Decimal Fractionsp. 86
Division of Decimal Fractionsp. 92
Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalentsp. 98
Combined Operations with Decimal Fractionsp. 105
Percent, Interest, and Averages
Percent and Percentagep. 114
Interest and Discountsp. 127
Averages and Estimatesp. 136
Ratio and Proportion
Ratiop. 146
Proportionp. 153
Metric and Other Measurements
Linear Measurementp. 162
Mass or Weight Measurementp. 170
Volume or Liquid Measurementp. 179
Celsius and Fahrenheitp. 187
Roman Numeralsp. 191
Apothecaries' Systemp. 195
Measurement Instruments
Rulers or Tape Measuresp. 204
Scalesp. 209
Thermometersp. 214
Sphygmomanometer Gaugesp. 219
Syringesp. 227
Urinometerp. 238
Microhematocrit Centrifugep. 241
Graphs and Charts
Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration (TPR) Graphicsp. 246
Intake and Output Chartsp. 255
Height/Weight Measurement Graphsp. 267
Accounting and Business
Numerical Filingp. 280
Appointment Schedulesp. 286
Calculating Cash Transactionsp. 296
Maintaining Accountsp. 306
Checks, Deposit Slips, and Receiptsp. 317
Paycheck Calculationp. 334
Math for Medications
Calculating Oral Dosagep. 346
Calculating Parenteral Dosagep. 358
Calculating Dosage by Weightp. 369
Calculating Pediatric Dosagep. 380
Calculating Intravenous Flow Ratesp. 395
Preparing and Diluting Solutionsp. 409
Introduction to Health Science Careers
Careers in Health Carep. 420
Common Medical Abbreviationsp. 436
Appendixp. 441
Glossaryp. 448
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problemsp. 464
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